Cleanliness and Truck Camping

The 2 Bucket Cleanliness Routine

Cleanliness is a great way to feel good and keep the mice/mold/stink down. You just have to find the time and the space to do it. For a serious cleaning stop in any rv park. Ask at the front desk if you can shower. Its usually $3-$8. Truck stops are more expensive ($12-20), but have nicer showers and more hot water. Sometimes its worth it. I count it against the entertainment budget. Sometimes the laundry budget.

For week to week cleaning the  blue bucket holds everything  to clean the body (a sun shower, Dr Bronners, and a cloth),  the dishes (the sponges and Dr Bronners) and the inside of the truck (a broom). 

Wash bucket contents for truck camping

Below is  the white bucket  #2,   for clothes washing and toilet. The Tide and dryer sheets are for a town/laundromat visit. There is also 20′ of cord with clips for drying clothes outside. One bucket is used for washing (clothes or dishes or me ). The other for rinsing (clothes or dishes or me). The sun shower is great for washing hair and washing dishes. No sun? The stove heats up water very hot, very fast.

Wash clothes bucket opened


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13 Responses to Cleanliness and Truck Camping

  1. Ming says:

    Nice to have you back! I’m looking forward to seeing where you go this year. Thank you for testing it mouse proofing, I used the ammonia spray on tires with great success!


    • Mas Prema says:

      That ammonia really works. I do so hate carrying a single use item. Our mothers used ammonia for something. I will have to look it up. Am excited that I will be on the road again around the end of June. Thinking about heading to Idaho to see the solar eclipse and discover Idaho. Thanks for sticking with me on the blog!


      • Ming says:

        Wow, the eclipse! I foolishly agreed to cat sit for a friend before I realized that she was going to the eclipse. She booked her whole trip already so I will be experiencing this event through the miracle of the internet instead.

        Did you make it to the RTR? I was looking for you there but it was such a zoo that I missed a lot of people I was hoping to run into.


    • Mas Prema says:

      Never made it to the RTR this year. Got called back to previous job to replace replacement! Maybe the one coming up in the winter.


  2. Jean Rhinehart says:

    Pickett – sounds like some more travels. Call me and we’ll go to lunch 923-2447 Jean Rhinehart


  3. Mar says:

    Yeah! Happy spring. Organizing and planning for the road is part of the fun.
    Good to read your post(s) again…


    • Mas Prema says:

      Thanks Mar. The planning isn’t going great. I have piles by the door, Lilith is still up the hill with a damp sleeping bag. I have long lists of work to do. And its spring, so I have planted arugula, chives, more kale, some tatsoi. Fingers black with dirt. I have got to figure a way to garden while traveling. Help!


  4. elainemari says:

    Nice to hear from you Mas! Looking forward to more posts as you hit the road again.


  5. Fred says:

    Very organized, useful and easy to acquire. So glad you are posting once more Mas. I trust you are well.
    How is the truck makeover coming?


    • Mas Prema says:

      Hi Fred. Nice to hear from you! Spring has just happened today here in the mountains of Colorado, so makeover has not started yet. And I will be back on the road in June, so am madly scrambling to do my work and pack the truck. Makeover will happen down the road. I hope.


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